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Pakistan: Son of a gun


Anthony Bubalo

31 July 2008 11:16

There's an interesting new film about to do the rounds called Son of a Lion. It tells the fictional story of a young Pashtun boy from Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas struggling with his father’s expectation that he will go into the family gun repair business. Having seen a preview of the film I can say it is an interesting and humanising account of a part of the world and a people usually in the news for all the wrong reasons. Remarkably, all the actors in the film are locals without previous acting experience. 

Preview screenings of the film are on at the Chauvel Cinema in Paddington on Wednesday 6 August at 6.00pm and Reading Cinema in Auburn on the 7th at 7.00pm. Screening details for other Australian cities and towns are listed on the movie's webpage — click on the 'News' tab.